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John Etheridge
1745 - 1845
John Etheridge was born about 1745 in Wilmington, Brunswick County, North Carolina and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

Other1/1/1772 Willington NC (Brunswick County) 27 yrs old 
List of Taxables in Saint Philips Parish Brunsk. County for 1772
John Etheridge -0-Chair Wheels [a two wheel one horse carriage], 1- the number of white men, 0- the number of negro men, 0- the number of negro women, 0- the number of negro boys.
Samuel Etheridge - -0-Chair Wheels [a two wheel one horse carriage]. 2- the number of white men, 0- the number of negro men, 0- the number of negro women, 0- the number of negro boys. 
Census5/2/1800 Willington NC (Brunswick County) 55 yrs old 
page22 - John Etheridge -one Male ( Under 10), one Male (10 thru 15), one Male(16 thru 25), one Male(45 and over), one Female( Under 10), one Female(10 thru 15), one Female(45 and over) 

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7 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
24 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
32 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
38 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
40 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
48 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
54 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
55 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
62 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
69 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
85 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
94 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
99 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
4 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
30 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
31 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
55 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
66 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
67 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
83 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
89 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
22 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
44 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
85 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
2 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
5 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
15 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
18 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
21 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
28 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
29 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
30 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
31 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
33 1778 Alliance between United States and France
42 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
48 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
49 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
53 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
58 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
59 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
60 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
61 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
66 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
75 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
85 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
90 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
92 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
95 1840 Oregon Trail is established
97 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
3 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
11 1756 Seven Year's War begins
14 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
18 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
19 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
22 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
34 1779 Spain declares war on England
35 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
38 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
42 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
43 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
44 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
47 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
48 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
50 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
51 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
52 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
88 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

The Children of John Etheridge

Isaac Etheridge
Born in Brunswick County, North Carolina about 1775 and died in Lowndes County, Alabama on December 16, 1836. He was about 61 years old.

He and his wife had twelve children:
  1. John C.,
  2. Willian Elias (1804) NC,
  3. Isaac Green (1805) NC - married Sallie Gore,
  4. Mary Elizabeth (1808) NC, ...
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